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Sr. Research Associate, AAV Vectorology

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017-103 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join an exciting, fast growing and well financed new company to develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases. The successful candidates will be integral in discovering and developing the next generation of therapies for hematological diseases. The successful candidates will have significant experience executing experiments in hematology. The candidate should be well-trained in the generation and characterization of adeno associated viral (AAV) vectors. Basic cell and molecular biology skills are desirable. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to create important new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities 

  • Cell culture and virology: maintenance of tissue culture laboratory, maintenance and cryopreservation of cells, generation and purification of AAV vectors, transduction and flow cytometry
  • Molecular biology: cloning, DNA/RNA isolation and analyses, PCR, QPCR, design and construction of optimized gene expression cassettes
  • Assays: ELISA, Western blot, immunohistochemistry flow cytometry and data analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Extensive experience in generation and characterization AAV vectors
  • Extensive experience in cell culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of intellectually challenging oneself to enhance scientific abilities
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a results oriented research team; highly organized with significant attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in AAV vectorology
  • Extensive experience with FACS, ELISA, IHC/IF

Competencies

  • Problem Solving – The ability to understand a situation, task or problem by breaking it down into smaller pieces using a systematic approach and to identify patterns and connections between situations that are not obviously related.
  • Scientific Rigor/Attention to detail – Maintains high scientific rigor and attention to detail in designing and testing hypotheses and analyzing data. Challenges assumptions, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation.
  • Creativity/Innovation – Creates a boundary-less environment that fosters curiosity and taking risks, is able to test, confirm or refute scientific hypothesis effectively and efficiently. Open to new approaches, alternative points of view and methodologies. Able to be opportunistic.
  • Leadership – The ability to take the role as a leader of a team or work group
  • Communication and Teamwork – Effectively expresses ideas in written, visual, and oral context. Able to work co-operatively with others; the genuine desire to be a part of a team and contribute to organizational and team goals.
  • Passion – Creates an exciting environment where there is a true passion for the vision of CRISPR Therapeutics to bring novel medicines to patients suffering from serious diseases.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017-103 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.